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BLESSED SACRAMENT MINISTRY TO MEN

Blessed Sacrament’s Ministry to Men is excited about the planned activities and the impact that we can have on our families and church as Christian men! Every man in our church is a part of our Ministry to Men. Our goal is to equipment men for the battle that is being fought against Christ-centered families. Too often men face these challenges alone, but men perform best in the company of other like-minded men! This spring we will spear-head the “New Evangelization Summit” at our church. In preparation, we are focusing on equipping men for spiritual leadership and discipleship. We meet Saturday mornings at 7am in the church music room. You are always welcome. Questions?
Contact the Parish.

A Letter from Bishop Crosby OMI, Bishop of Hamilton

 

 

 

 

 

To the Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful of the Diocese of Hamilton,

In recent weeks there has been increased media attention to a staggering number of past cases of sexual abuse of minors which have taken place at the hands of Church leaders in the United States, including Priests, Bishops and Cardinals, as well as cover-ups by those who have been entrusted with caring for the People of God. This news has stirred up justified anger and disillusionment among many in the Church. This news has also ignited renewed cries for accountability on the part of the Church’s leaders and changes in the Church’s procedures for dealing with the perpetrators of such egregious acts which have so deeply wounded their victims.

As the Bishop of Hamilton, I want you to know that I am united with all the faithful in the Diocese who are experiencing the shame cast upon all members of the Church because of the sins of some of its members, especially those entrusted with the pastoral care of God’s people. I likewise unite myself with the victims who have suffered and continue to suffer as a result of the abuse they have undergone at the hands of those who are called to be ministers of Jesus Christ and his Church. I pray for healing and peace for the victims of abuse and for all who have been hurt by the Church’s inaction in the past, and for a renewed commitment on the part of all members of the Church to care for one another, especially, the most vulnerable.

Since 1996 the Diocese of Hamilton has observed a strict protocol with respect to allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of clergy and other employees of the Diocese. This Policy and Protocol for Cases of Alleged Sexual Misconduct was updated most recently in 2013 and can be found on our Diocesan Website. All allegations of sexual misconduct have been, and will continue to be taken seriously and addressed immediately in accordance with our Diocesan Policy.

Earlier this week, His Holiness Pope Francis issued a Letter to the People of God, which can be found on our Diocesan Website. Pope Francis reminds us that “if one member of the Body of Christ suffers, all suffer with it”. The suffering of those who have been abused does indeed cause suffering in all members of the Church. He calls upon all of us to embrace “an attitude of prayer and penance”, so that “we may grow in the gift of compassion, in justice, prevention and reparation”. I invite all the faithful in the Diocese of Hamilton to take up our Holy Father’s invitation and to pray fervently for an end to every form of abuse and a renewed commitment to provide a safe environment for all, especially the most vulnerable among us.

Sincerely in Christ and Mary Immaculate,

Most Rev.) Douglas Crosby, OMI Bishop of Hamilton

 

MASS INTENTIONS

ANNOUNCED MASSES FOR WEEK OF

November 19, 2018

Monday 7:00 p.m.   + Joanne Sylvestre – Kate & Paul McKeand
Tuesday 9:00 a.m.
 + Antonio Teixeira & Imperatriz  Neves – Coralia Nogueira
Wednesday 9:00 a.m.
 + Frank Duff
Thursday 9:00 a.m.  + Augusto Neves  – Lurdes Abrantes
Friday 9:00 a.m.

+ Helen & Alois Schliemer – Gunn Family
+  Joe Drgastin – Ivan & Ana Drgastin
+  Patricia Marilynne Laurette – Irene Rucetta & Patty Missere & Families
+ Margaret ‘Patty” Ryan – Maureen Kircan
+ Doris McMahon Runchey – Family
+ Lawrence Dumouchelle – Dianne Hibbs
+ Ines Lima & Maria Pacheco– Maria & Joe Tavares
Saturday Ayr 5:00 p.m
.  + Fil Coughlin – Juliette  & Dermot Coughlin
7:00 p.m.  + Ann Marie O’Neil – Jim & Sharon Dreher
Sunday    8:15 a.m.
For the People
10:00 a.m.  + Pauline Diebel – Connie Voll
11:45 a.m. +  Antonio DaGraca, Augusto Neves & Jose Alberto Neves – Roger & Anne Neves & Family

SVDP THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul wishes to express sincerest thanks to all who have donated towards the Thanksgiving Food Drive: parishioners, schools, and benefactors. We appreciate that all still recognize that the need is still great. If you have forgotten to bring your food donation, you may still bring it and place it in the lobby.

Our busy bees at work!!

 

ALL EVENTS FOR THE WEEK

 

Week of November 19, 2018

Monday
Mass is at 7:00 p.m.
Fatal Flaws Movie 7:00 p.m. Parish Centre
Tuesday
Mass is at 9:00 a.m.
Bible Study – Music Rm
Confirmation 4:00 p.m. Board Rm
Wednesday 
Mass is at 9:00 a.m.
RCIA 6:00 p.m. Parish Centre
RCIC 6:30 p.m. Sun. Celebration Rm
Thursday
Mass is at 9:00 a.m.
One Thing is Three – 1:00 p.m. Board Rm
Legion of Mary 7:00 p.m. Board Rm
Friday
Mass is at 9:00 a.m.
RCIA 6:00 p.m. Music Rm
Saturday
Confessions 11:00 a.m.
RCIA 8:30 a.m. Music Rm
This Weekend: Confirmation Enrollment at all Masses